TV Guide: The Voice Semi-Finals

This week, it is now down to the ELITE EIGHT or the semi-finals. Each team has two remaining members that will battle each other out for the remaining slot in the finals.

In this semi-finals round, all contestants from all teams give their performances on the first night. During the results show, the coaches divide 100 points between their two contestants. Later on, votes from the viewers are then added to the scores, and the person with the most votes goes to the finals.

*SPOILERS*

For this review, I will give a rundown per team, starting with the person advancing to the finals, then the eliminated contestant. I will also post the result show footage as well.

Team Adam

Tony Lucca

  • Song: How You Like Me Now
  • Remarks: I think this is a definite improvement for Tony and he was getting better since his Britney stint last week, and I liked his performance, though he is kind of bordering Mark Anthony. I just feel Adam has a major bias for Tony from the beginning so it was no surprise he’s in the finals.
  • Personal Vote: For Elimination
  • Result: FINALIST

Katrina Parker

  • Song: Killing Me Softly
  • Remarks: Katrina has grown on me since the live performances started so I was really rooting for her to go to the finals. I just love her warm and sexy voice and she looks so gorgeous!
  • Personal Vote: For Saving
  • Result: Eliminated

Result

Notes: Tony Lucca is the only finalist that didn’t get 50% of America’s vote, scoring only 48%. If Adam didn’t give him more votes, Katrina had a chance at the finals.

Team Blake

Jermaine Paul

  • Song: Open Arms
  • Remarks: Another crowd rousing performance by Jermaine, but I think he played really safe today with that choice of song. I think he thinks he’s got it in the bag already, which I think he should rightfully think so. I loved how he played his notes well. Blake’s got his finalist already.
  • Personal Vote: For Saving
  • Result: Finalist

Erin Willett

  • Song: Without You
  • Remarks: Interesting take on the funky David Guetta song, and I am loving her rendition. Its a great song for her final performance and I’m proud of Erin on her vast improvement and consistent stellar performances.
  • Personal Vote: For Elimination
  • Result: Eliminated

Results

Notes: Jermaine Paul was the clear winner, scoring over 70% from the audience votes after Blake gave them an even 50-50 playing ground.

Team Ceelo

Juliet Simms

  • Song: It’s A Man’s, Man’s, Man’s World
  • Remarks: Another super solid performance from Juliet Simms and I just love her voice and how she plays with it. And she can really rock! And she did so by showing she can take over this almost man’s world finals by being the only female contestant in the final 4.
  • Personal Vote: For Saving
  • Result: FINALIST

Jamar Rogers

  • Song: If You Don’t Know Me By Now
  • Remarks: Unfortunately there’s no video of this on the NBCTheVoice You Tube channel for me to copy, so I can’t really make some comments because I can’t really remember how Jamar’s performance went. Jamar is actually a likeable person and if Juliet Simm’s did badly that night, I would be glad to have him also in the finals. But Juliet is on a league of her own, so hands down to Jamar for his great great stint on the show. I have no doubt Jamar will do great after this.
  • Personal Vote: For Elimination
  • Result: Eliminated

Results

Note: Juliet is clear winner, scoring 60 percent with her coach and 61 percent with the viewers. If Ceelo had gone 50-50, Juliet would still have won.

Team Christina

Chris Mann

  • Song: Ave Maria
  • Remarks: Its so nice to hear Chris Mann pull an Andrea Boticelli to show everyone just how talented he is. The guy has such a beautiful voice and I am glad he did this because all his past performances sounded really forced because he was trying to go mainstream for the show to get people to relate to him. But again I will express my thoughts that he doesn’t need to be a finalist because this guy can already make a career out of his present exposure in the voice and he will have his own following whether he wins or not.
  • Personal Vote: For Elimination
  • Result: Finalist

Lindsey Paveo

  • Song: Skinny Love
  • Remarks: This is by far my favorite performance by Lindsey next to her blind audition performance. She is in her element and her voice just shown through. I was so disappointed she got eliminated (though it was a very close call), because (no offense to Chris and the Mann fans), Lindsey deserves to be in the finals because of the way she just grew during the show. Her voice is so unique that it’s so perfect for mainstream. I’ll only say this now, but I am annoyed at Adam for being so biased towards Lindsey (do I sense bitterness?) when he’s asked to comment on her. I will definitely miss her on the show but I’ll support her on her endeavors after.
  • Personal Vote: For Saving
  • Result: Eliminated

Results

Notes: This was the closest result between the teams, with Christine evening the playing field, and Chris Mann scoring only 54% of the viewership votes.

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